The goalposts have changed from underground cables to the much cheaper option of big NBN towers radiating microwaves across the environment, one being proposed for Main Arm.
Community fears are expunged by clever information sessions where individual residents, as they arrive, are approached by a spin doctor in a tie and are passed down a line of professionals parroting scripts, bamboozling objections. Community concerns are not aired and shared openly.
All electrical systems and devices radiate an invisible electric and magnetic field (EMF) and we are continually immersed in them. However, is it an acceptable risk to up the ante with this new technology?
Can NBN Co give a watertight guarantee that microwaves from their towers are harmless?
Deborah Lilly, Mullumbimby